23 May 2000 bernhard   » (Master)

No entry in more than two weeks, so this summarizes what's happened in that time.

Kirschblüten Feuerwerk

Friday evening was the annual (?) Kirschblüten Feuerwerk (Cherryblossom Fireworks) here in Hamburg. It's sponsored by a Japanese trade organization (or something like that) and takes place above the Außenalster (Outer Alster), a lake in the heart of the city.

The fireworks were really beautiful. The only thing that literally stood in the way of properly enjoying this were all those trees and bushes that line the Alster. The best place to watch this is probably on the water.

It was way better than the "Millennium Fireworks" but that's mainly because back then the smoke from all the private fireworks that had been going on since around 11pm had gathered into a cloud right above the Alster and blocked the view.

Hacking

Not as much as I would have liked, but I got some work done on Sketch to reactivate the localization code in the development branch and I started with the fill dialog.

When I started the 0.7.x development series, I wanted to have a new set of dialogs that would allow the user to make better use of Sketch's style capabilities, but at the moment I think it would be best to copy more or less what's available in 0.6.x and add really new interfaces later. Completing the port to GTK is more important than a completely new style interface and I'm not sure just what that new interface should look like.

Wrote a CipherSaber in Python.

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